Missouri GOP senator falls flat with embarrassing response to opponent’s viral campaign ad
Last week, Missouri Senate candidate Jason Kander’s campaign ad showing him putting together a semi-automatic rifle went viral, and this week Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) is trying to respond.
In an ad that dropped Tuesday, a voice says, “Some people can put together a gun blindfolded. Some do it really fast. Some really, really fast. Some do it upside down and blindfolded.” The screen morphs from Kander’s ad to other videos of people putting together guns in online videos.
“But only one of these is a Hillary Clinton national campaign chairman,” the voice bizarrely diverts. “Only one received an ‘F’ for his failure to defend the Second Amendment,” it continues
Kander took on policies that the NRA touts by saying, “I also believe in background checks, so the terrorists can’t get their hands on one of these.”
Kander closes with the challenge, “I approve this message, because I’d like to see Senator Blunt do this.”
Blunt, of course, doesn’t have the military skills to do that, in fact, he was outed as a draft dodger earlier this year when he attacked Kander for refusing to acknowledge “radical Islamic terror.”
Kander smacked down Blunt with one tweet saying, “I volunteered to serve in Afghanistan to fight radical Islamic terrorism. Think before you tweet.”
Blunt ultimately disclosed that he got a student deferment and was then included in the first year of the lottery.
Kander served in the United States Army from 2003 to 2011.
Watch Blunt’s response video below: